Thursday, July 14, 2011

Emmy noms!

Awww... Love the Emmys. I don't care enough to really, REALLY get invested in them, but they come right at the perfect lull between movie awards seasons.

So... the nominations. With commentary. Because I kibbitz. It's what I do.

Best drama series: Boardwalk Empire, Friday Night Lights, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men.

I didn't love The Walking Dead as much as I thought I would, but I wish it were up here. And I suppose I need to see Boardwalk Empire. Also, it should be an interesting year since Breaking Bad is ineligible till next year.

In conclusion: Dexter! Dexter!

Best comedy series: Modern Family, 30 Rock, Glee, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation.

Community community community. COMMUNITY. Also: Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Drama actress: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife; Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU; Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law; Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights and Mireille Enos, The Killing.

Comedy actor: Steve Carell, The Office; Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Louis C.K., Louie; Johnny Galecki, Big Bang Theory.

Joel McHale. I will say, though, that I'm kinda happy about Matt LeBlanc's inclusion.

Drama actor: Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire; Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Hugh Laurie, House; Timothy Olyphant, Justified.

Huzzah! Timothy Olyphant!! Also: Michael C. Hall. I know a lot of people weren't fans of the last season, but I loved it.

And I'm happy Chris Meloni is moving on to other endeavors, since he never got the recognition Mariska did.

Comedy actress: Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; Laura Linney, The Big C; Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly.

Yay Martha Plimpton! (Is Raising Hope supposed to be any good?)

Supporting drama actor: Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age; John Slattery, Mad Men; Alan Cumming, The Good Wife; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones; Josh Charles, The Good Wife; Walton Goggins, Justified.

I'm still a little sad that Ryan Kwanten didn't win for S2 of True Blood. But, happy to see Peter Dinklage and Walton Goggins on here. Plus, I love Alan Cumming, and Josh Charles can do no wrong (although I really don't need to add one more tv show to my 'to be watched category' - stop it, Good Wife!), so.... pretty strong category. I'm going to root for Walton Goggins, though. (I tried to watch Game of Thrones for Peter Dinklage, but.... I just couldn't get into it...)

Supporting comedy actor: Ty Burrell, Modern Family; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family; Ed O’Neill, Modern Family; Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family; Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men; Chris Colfer, Glee.

Danny Pudi and Neil Patrick Harris. Just... stop with the Modern Family thing.

Supporting comedy actress: Julie Bowen, Modern Family; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family; Jane Lynch, Glee; Betty White, Hot in Cleveland; Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live; Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock.

Really? Betty White over Lea Michele? Really?

Supporting drama actress: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife; Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife; Michelle Forbes, The Killing; Margo Martindale, Justified; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men.

Movie or miniseries: Mildred Pierce, HBO; Downtown Abbey, PBS; The Kennedys, ReelzChannel; Cinema Verite, HBO; Too Big To Fail, HBO; Pillars of the Earth, Starz.

The Kennedys? Really?

Reality competition: So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway.

Reality host: Jeff Probst, Survivor; Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance; Phil Keoghan, Amazing Race; Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars; Ryan Seacrest, American Idol.

Variety, music or comedy series: The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Conan, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

You know, I don't watch it, but shouldn't somebody have gotten an acting nod for In Treatment? Also, I've heard from those that watch it, that the most deserving actor on the Killing is Stephen Holder. Then again, it took the Emmys a little while to come around on Aaron Paul.

Also also (from Vulture): "Con: And speaking of Oscars, the debacle that was this year's James Franco–led Academy Awards somehow got nine Emmy nominations, including one for Best Direction." That's so wrong.

I suppose I should go bump Mildred Pierce up my queue.

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